With Joy, Love and a Little Trepidation, Courtney, Sienna and Rachel Invite You to the Most Emotional Wedding of the Year… Their Mother's
~ The Misfit ~
As the awkward one, Courtney Watson may not be as together as her sisters, but she excels at one thing—keeping secrets, including her white-hot affair with a sexy music producer. Planning Mom's wedding exposes her startling hidden life, changing her family's view of her—and how she views herself—forever.
~ The Free Spirit ~
When Sienna's boyfriend proposes—in front of her mom and sisters, for crying out loud—he takes her by surprise. She already has two broken engagements under her belt. Should she say "I do" even if she's not sure she does?
~ The Cynic ~
Rachel thought love would last forever…right up until her divorce. As Mom's wedding day draws near and her ex begs for a second chance, she's forced to acknowledge some uncomfortable truths about why her marriage failed, and decide if she'll let pride stand in the way of her own happily-ever-after.
Mallery (the Fool's Gold series) enthralls readers with this introduction to the small seaside community of Los Lobos, Calif., as she follows the lives of a bride's three daughters. Maggie Watson is getting married again almost 24 years after being widowed. She wishes that her daughter Courtney could do better than working as a maid at the Los Lobos Hotel, but she doesn't realize that Courtney does much more than a maid's work. Maggie's daughter Rachel is a talented hairdresser who is still in love with her ex-husband and is surprised when he begins pitching in to help her out. And middle daughter Sienna enjoys her work for a nonprofit that assists women who are escaping domestic violence. While Maggie enthusiastically plans her wedding with plenty of variations of pink, Courtney is embarking on a romance with a sexy music producer who happens to be the grandson of her boss, Rachel and her ex begin to make tentative steps toward reconciling, and Sienna stuns herself by agreeing to marry her boyfriend. Mallery thoroughly involves readers in the lives of her characters as they face realistic, believable problems and search for their own happy endings.
Road to Wedding Full of Emotions
Being involved in a family celebration, like a wedding, can be a daunting task. Emotions clearly lead some divisive, some joyful, some exhausting; but at the end, you hope to have been apart of a special event that will lead to lasting memories. In Susan Mallery’s new book, “Daughters of the Bride”, we get to join the planning process of this very decorative, one-of-kind, wedding leading to the big event. We meet the bride, Maggie, and her 3 adult daughters, Rachel, Sienna, and Courtney, who each are dealing with their interpretations of love, fear, their past and the possibilities for their future. Add some strong males who can handle these ladies, plus some great friends and you have the makings of a wonderful story.
The pages flow with each event setting the pace for the growth of each character, from engagement to cake tasting, to LA party to wedding day disasters. In the end, it’s the beauty of truly understanding yourself and the value of family that shines. Longer than previous books, this first time hardcover, is a delight to read and as a Susan Mallery fan, I eagerly await more stories like this one. “Daughters of the Bride” is perfect for all, regardless of whether a guest or planning a wedding, you too will relish in the pre-event adventures.
Not worth a read
Thought I was reading a book about women, but after the gratuitous sex scene between Courtney and Quinn I gave up. This book is more like the old romance novels that used Fabio on the covers. Sorry I paid $12 for this.
Daughters of the Bride
I received an ARC for an honest review.
Helping their mom have her second chance at love and marriage after 24 years in planning her wedding have her 3 daughters thinking about their lives
and love life. One is divorced because her husband cheated on her, another has been engaged a couple of times and her current fiancée she doesn't seem to excited about, and the third daughter keeps secrets and doesn't want her family to know certain things until she is ready to share.
I enjoyed reading this book and would love to read more in-depth stories on Courtney, Sienna, and Rachel as they work on getting a HEA like their mom.